~ Annie Sloan in the UK ~

Do you want to meet the world renowned expert in the field of decorative painting? 
Yes? Well you're in for a real treat as we've been catching up with 
Annie Sloan who kindly took the time to share with us
 how to find inspiration, develop style and 
shows us how to give old furniture a new lease of life!! 
For more detail on the techniques used visit:
 Courtesy Kirstie's Vintage Home

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These PREMIUM WAX BRUSHES are great for applying Clear and Dark Waxes to your painted furniture projects.
You can purchase these PREMIUM WAX BRUSHES 

Thank you for entering!

Decorative Paint Legend Annie Sloan Part 2

Here is part two of the video Annie Sloan made during her Canada teaching tour.

Decorative Paint Legend Annie Sloan Part 1

Here is Part 1 of a two part video Annie did while she was touring in Canada.

~ Living Area Makeover ~

Kathy McCabe owner of the fabulous shop, My Favorite Room,
located in historic downtown McKinney, TX
paid a little visit to our house and rearranged a few things.  
Kathy, daughter Lindsay, and Marissa worked their magic throughout the house!
Here are a few pictures of the living room fireplace redesign.  
The hearth is painted in Old White...Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan of course!

Here is a view of the coffee table arrangement.

Kathy hung the shelled antlers as a collection around a 
vintage mirror frame and placed a few on a metal French sideboard.

There is so much more to show you but the pictures I took
are horrible...so I will try again and show you more later.
Kathy and her team redesigned several rooms in our house.
I cried when I walked in it was so beautiful
and my husband loves our new house!

Next time you are in the area be sure to stop by and pay all the gals 
at My Favorite Room a visit!

~Chalk Paint® Shutters & Front Door~

This is a picture of our front yard last spring.
I'm trying to make a 1950 ranch style house into a French style house.
So the first thing I did was to lime wash the 
ugly reddish orange brick to give it a worn vintage look.  
I will post how to do the lime wash process in a later post.

Next I made the wide plank irregular shaped shutters 
fashioned after well known architect Charles Dilbeck style.
You can find how to make these shutters HERE.

    The shutters are layered painted in Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan...
colors Provence, Duck Egg, Olive, and Old White.  
I did not seal the shutters with anything. 
Remember do not wax outside...it is just too hot.
Chalk Paint® is very durable outside by itself.

If you wish to seal outside projects seal with 
Artisan Enhancement® Clear Topcoat which is exterior and interior grade.

 The front door is painted in Chalk Paint®
colors Provence and highlighted with Old White.
I did seal the front door with AE Clear Topcoat.

Here is another picture of the front area at Easter time.

 Steve and I are having a great time creating our French style house.

Please visit our website HERE for all your Chalk Paint®
and Artisan Enhancement® needs.

~ Annie Sloan featured in PAINT IT Magazine ~

Annie Sloan and her wonderful Chalk Paint® decorative paint
are featured in the new magazine "Paint It". 
 Here are a few pictures in the magazine.

I hope you will purchase" Paint It" magazine at your local store.
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